Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder,Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@NeMolchiKZ
This is the moment a nanny is caught on camera slapping the toddler she is looking after in the face as he cries.
The incident took place in the city of Almaty in south-eastern Kazakhstan and was recorded on a hidden camera inside the flat of the family the unnamed nanny was working for.
Reports state the family decided to install the camera after their neighbours repeatedly complained that their 18-month-old son would cry a lot while under the nanny’s supervision.
In the video, the woman can be seen dressing the toddler when he starts crying. She then slaps his body and face before dropping him onto the sofa.
As the tot continues crying she threatens to slap him again by raising her hand before marching out of the room.
Local media report medical checks later found bruising and haematomas on the boy’s body.
The boy’s father, identified as Zhomart Isabaev, reportedly called the police to file a complaint against the nanny after watching the clip. Reports state the woman was reportedly trying to flee the city but was found by Isabaev.
The nanny, who has not been named, was reportedly questioned by the police but it is unclear if she was arrested. Local media report she may be handed administrative charges rather than criminal charged.
The boy’s father said: “The boy received massive psychological trauma. He would not let anyone around him except for his parents.”
The family are currently working with Kazakh human rights NGO NeMolchi, who are advising them on legal matters. The investigation is ongoing.
Netizen ‘***’ said: “What a scumbag, this woman…Why would she even think of becoming a nanny if she doesn’t have the mental state for it, she can be a janitor or do anything else.”
And ‘Dzhambist Kordaevist’ added: “Oh gosh, she is so stupid.”
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